Watch Latto Make His Billboard Music Awards Debut With “Big Energy” Performance

Latto made his first appearance at the Billboard Music Awards tonight (May 15), wearing his single “Big Energy” on stage.

The annual awards ceremony is underway at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and is hosted by Diddy.

Latto, who was nominated for Best Female Rap Artist, took to the venue’s stage for her performance, joined by dancers clad in silver. “I need you all on your feet right now,” she told the crowd at one point.

She started and ended the performance standing in the center of a silver ring decorated with stars. Watch the performance footage below now.

The bulk of the awards at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards were handed out in a live stream on TikTok, with just eight to be handed out at tonight’s ceremony. Going into the show, Olivia Rodrigo and Kanye West lead the winners with six awards each.

The Weeknd had the most nominations at the 2022 BBMAs with 17 nods, followed by Doja Cat with 14. She took home the top prize from the main ceremony, taking home the trophy for top R&B artist.

Diddy opened the awards show with help from Bryson Tiller, Jack Harlow and Teyana Taylor, before Silk Sonic brought a cover of Con Funk Shun’s “Love’s Train” to Vegas.

Other performances tonight will come from Machine Gun Kelly, Florence + The Machine, Ed Sheeran, Burna Boy and more. Morgan Wallen will return to the ceremony after being banned from last year’s ceremony following images of him saying a racial slur surfacing online.

Meanwhile, Travis Scott will be making his first major public appearance since the crowd crush tragedy that occurred during his title at last year’s Astroworld Festival. A total of 10 people were killed in the incident and, according to a recent filing, thousands more were injured.